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Monthly Archives: March 2011

the One who gives and prevents

Source: Buloogh al-Maraam, Sharh Kitaab is-Salaah; tape no. 15/4 & tape no. 29/6

“O Allaah! There is none to prevent what You give, and none to give what You prevent”
~ Saheeh al-Bukhaari #6615

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“So if Allaah gives, there is no one who can prevent what He gives. Ever. And if He prevents, then no one can give what He prevents.  If Allaah prevents someone from something, no one will be able to give it to him. Ever. Don’t praise the people for what Allaah has given you and don’t blame them for what Allaah hasn’t given you, because the One who gives and the One who prevents is Allaah, jalla wa ‘alaa. And that which is given or prevented through the slaves (of Allaah) only happens by the command of Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala. So if this is so, then it is obligatory for the hearts and wishes to be attached to Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and for the person to not be angry with the creation if what he wanted did not happen. Rather, he should know that (whatever happened) is from Allaah, jalla wa ‘alaa; He is the One who prevented it from him. Furthermore, he doesn’t know what would be beneficial; the benefit may be in preventing him from that. Allaah knows and you do not know.”

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) comments:

“So that which Allaah has decreed to reach you, no one can ever prevent it. And that which Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, prevents, it is not possible for anyone to give it to you. No matter what means you take that would bring this thing that you want, indeed it cannot come to you as long as Allaah has prevented it. So if a person believes in these two sentences – and believing in them is obligatory – then indeed he will depend on Allaah with regard to his provision, repelling the harm and bringing the benefit. And he will always be relying on his Lord and believing that He, subhaanahu wa ta’aala, will suffice him.”

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asaheeha translations

Allaah’s reward for patience

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“And (remember) Ayyub (Job), when he cried to his Lord: ‘Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy’ / So We answered his call, and We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his family to him (that he had lost) and the like thereof along with them as a mercy from Us and a Reminder for all those who worship Us”
~ Surat ul-Ambiyaa, 21:83-84

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{as a mercy from Us} upon him, since he had been patient and was pleased, so Allaah rewarded him with a reward in the worldly life before the reward of the hereafter; {and a Reminder for all those who worship Us}, meaning, We made him an example for those who worship Us, those who benefit from lessons. So if they see the trial that had befallen him, then what Allaah rewarded him after it came to an end, and if they look at the cause, they will find it to be patience. This is why Allaah praised him with it in His saying: ‘We found him patient. How excellent a slave! Verily he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to Us)!’, so that (the slaves of Allaah) would take him as an example when hardship befalls them.”

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asaheeha translations

a promise and a command

Source: Tafseer as-Sa’dee

“And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allaah enriches them of His Bounty”
~ Surat un-Noor, 24:33

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) comments:

“{until Allah enriches them of His Bounty} is a promise to the one who keeps himself chaste that Allaah will enrich him and make his affair easy for him, and a command for him to wait for relief so that (the situation) he is in does not grieve him.”

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asaheeha translations

ask Allaah and seek the help of Allaah

Source: Sunan at-Tirmithee, Kitaabu Sifat il-Qiyaama…; tape no. 272/16

“If you ask, then ask Allaah; and if you seek help, then seek the help of Allaah”
~ Saheeh at-Tirmithee #2516

Shaykh ‘Abd ul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“He is the One in whose Hand is everything, and He is the One in whose Hand is giving and preventing; there is none to prevent what He gives and none to give what He prevents. So let a person ask Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, the One in whose Hand is everything, and He is the One who gives the khayr and He gives generously by way of a means and without any means. And (with regard to) the means that brings the khayr to a person, Allaah, ta’aala, He is the One who facilitates it, and He is the One who subjects the one who is a means with respect to that to do good to him.

So Allaah’s, ‘azza wa jal, favoring and doing good for His slave can happen by what He generously grants and bestows without there being any means, such as rain and (other) blessings from Allaah, ‘azza wa jal; and likewise, the khayr may reach a person by way of a means, which is that Allaah subjects another person to feel compassion for him and to do good to him and that whatever has good and benefit for him happens to him from (this person). And all of that is from Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, because if Allaah did not make the heart of this person – who Allaah made a means – to soften for you and feel compassion for you, then what happened to you from him would not have taken place. Thus, all of it is from Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, whether by way of a means or without any means.

Seek the help of Allaah with regard to your affairs and whatever wish you need and whatever difficulty you fear. Seek the help of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, to bring all the khayr and to be saved and safe from all evil. Seek the help of Allaah, because if there are means but Allaah does not will nor give success for the realization of what a person wants, then indeed it will fail to come and it will not happen. Hence, all of the affair is in the Hand of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal.”

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asaheeha translations

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